China Zombie Machines Up 37%

The increase in broadband connections in China has contributed to a 37 percent jump in the number of computers in the country attacked by bots, or programs that let hackers remotely control user machines, security firm Symantec said Tuesday.

The phenomenon shows the downside that comes with the spread of Internet connectivity in the world’s most populous nation. China had the largest increase in computers infected with bots, making it second only to the United States, said Symantec’s Internet Security Threat Report. RED HERRING | China Zombie Machines Up 37%

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